Domestic Violence During Arab American Immigrant Families With The Purpose Of Providing Education And Intervention

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Research conducted by Dervartanian Kulwicki and Miller (1999) sought to investigate beliefs and actions about domestic violence in Arab American immigrant families with the purpose of providing education and intervention. The results revealed that moderate percentages of women approved of husband perpetrated violence and control against their wives under certain circumstances (Dervartanian Kulwicki and Miller 1999). The majority of women agreed or strongly agreed that men could tell their wives if they were allowed to work outside of the house or not, and if they were allowed to go out with friends or not. The vast majority of men agreed or strongly agreed they had this right. Even though the majority of women disagreed and strongly disagreed that men could have sex with their wife even if she did not want to, a significant percentage of women agreed (15.1%) and strongly agreed (10.7%) that this was a right husbands held over their wife. The results for a man’s belief in this area contrasted that to the women’s beliefs: no men strongly agreed that men can have sex with their wives despite their wives desire not to have sex and 82.5% of men disagreed or strongly disagreed that this was their right. Small to moderate percentages of both men and women in this study believed it was acceptable for a man to hit his wife when: she won’t do what he tells her to, or she insults him at home or in public. Majority of respondents said slapping was acceptable if a woman comes home drunk,…

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